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Job Opportunity! We need a temporary resource to help implement a walking tour

This is an ideal opportunity for a hobbyist or student to develop and validate their skills!

Windsor Hackforge requires a temporary resource to help with the implementation of a 2SLGBTQ+ historical walking tour for Windsor using Pytheas, an open-source guided tour application developed by Parallel 42 Systems. The tour application is written in JavaScript, leveraging the React.js framework.

Please send applications to info@hackf.org by Friday, May 12th at 5pm

The work should take 16-24 hours to complete, and involves the following high level steps;

  • Collect required information from volunteer partners
  • Set up a local development environment
  • Encode geoJSON and JSON files with required information
  • Develop a colour scheme in collaboration with volunteer partners
  • Modify application source code to implement colour scheme
  • Add required images to source folder for each point of interest on the tour
  • Test application locally and make required fixes
  • Implement application in hosting environment for public use
  • Minor code changes as required and applicable

A software development skill set will be critical to the success of this project, but deep experience is not needed as there should be no significant code changes required. Familiarity with web development, JavaScript and React.js will be significant assets.

Compensation for this position is set at $30/hour.

In partnership with:

Trans Wellness Ontario

Job Posting: Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant


Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant
Hours: Flexible part time
Computer Girls offers computer training to women and young women in the Windsor & Essex County area at no cost. These classes are made possible through a partnership between Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) and Hackforge, with support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Job description:
The two streams of classes teach computer coding and basic computer skills to women. The Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant will be helping the main Facilitator with program development, teaching, and outreach. This person will work both with Hackforge and Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.


  • Assist in instructing coding and basic computer skills classes for women
  • Promote the classes in the community through social media
  • Seek out partners in the community
  • Help develop further curriculum for the program
  • Recruit women in the IT sector to instruct classes


  • Working knowledge of computer basics
  • Computer programming experience
  • Strong ability with HTML / CSS / Javascript are an important asset
  • Experience working in a team and taking initiative
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Teaching experience is an asset

Please send a cover letter and résumé to info@hackf.org with the subject line “Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant” by midnight, Sunday, June 28th.


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Computer Girls Instructors Wanted!


In collaboration with Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc., and with support from Ontario Trillium Foundation, we’re looking for a few female instructors to help teach the Computer Girls Digital Literacy courses. These classes are designed to give women who are new to computers a basic understanding of their functions.

 Job requirements:
– Must be comfortable (intermediate to advanced level) with computer functionality
– Intermediate – advanced level of Microsoft Office
– Teaching experience OR comfortable speaking to small crowds of up to 15.
– Must be available every other Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Curriculum, lesson plans and PowerPoints are provided. No coding/programming knowledge required. This is a PAID contract position.

For more information or to submit a resume, email Program Facilitator, Aisling Douglas at info@aislingdouglas.com.

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Hackforge is Hiring: IT Outreach Coordinator


IT Outreach Coordinator
Job Type: Part-time (8 hours per week)

Hackforge’s IT Outreach program works with Windsor-Essex nonprofits to solve their technical issues. The IT Outreach Coordinator would assess these projects, create work orders, and then help a beginner IT worker to complete the project and follow up.

Some examples of specific projects for local organizations: refurbishing computer labs, RFID swipe­card door-­entry systems, website development, social media literacy.

Job description:

  • Search out nonprofits in need of a technological problem that needs solving
  • Assess the potential projects and create work orders
  • Help find workers to complete projects and survey their work
  • Assess the final outcome and create a report
  • Promote the IT Outreach projects through social media


  • A background (academic or professional) in computer analysis or electronics
  • Experience working independently and taking initiative
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Customer service experience would be an asset

Please send a cover letter and résumé to info@hackf.org with the subject line “IT Outreach Coordinator” by midnight, February 27th.



Technology Support Initiative

Hackforge is pleased to announce a technology support initiative for non-profits in Windsor-Essex. This program matches individuals seeking technology experience with the needs of organizations that would otherwise find it difficult to fund a technology project. Hackforge is a community-driven organization that uses technology to empower local individuals and groups. Hackforge will coordinate the people and resources required for a successful outcome of each projects.

Examples of possible projects include:

networking a small office
creating a secure card entry system
setting up a hosted website
training for Google Apps, WordPress, or other software

Selected projects will receive a proposal for achieving the desired results and an estimate of the timeline to complete the project in consultation with the organization. If you have an idea for a technology project for your non-profit, please send it along and we will help sort out what is possible. Ideas and questions can be sent to:

Dylan Herbert
Community Manager, Hackforge
dylan (at) hack (dot) org

Please contact Dylan by August 31, 2014 if you are interested. Hackforge acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for making this initiative possible.

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